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Congratulations Future Educators!

Hailing from 14 home states and planning to teach seven languages other than English, please join us in congratulating our largest incoming class to date: 20 outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this fall!

Know a future language teacher who's currently a high school senior? The call for applications will reopen in Spring 2024.

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5 Questions for a Luce Scholar in South Korea

An Assistant Researcher currently living in Seoul as a Luce Scholar, Angelique shares how studying and working abroad have shaped the course of her life and the opportunities available to her.

    • Testimonial Interviews

Sara: 4th Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher

Sara is a 4th grade exchange teacher at the International School of Louisiana. As part of our series of Educator Profiles, learn what teaching a language means to her and what keeps her motivated.

    • Educator Profiles

5 Questions for Luce Scholar in Japan

Taylor is living and working in Osaka, where she partners with Nijiro Diversity and Pride Center Osaka to advocate for LGBTQ rights in Japan. Learn more about her experience as a Luce Scholar and read Taylor's tips on finding funding for study abroad.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Justin: Head of Mandarin at an International School

Justin shares that languages have played a pivotal role in opening his eyes to the world and fostering a growth mindset. Read his tips for aspiring or early-career language educators.

    • Educator Profiles

5 Questions for a Luce Scholar in Nepal

Originally from Hawai'i, Makana currently lives and works in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he partners with Karkhana and United World Schools Nepal to create STEAM curriculum for children. Learn more about his language learning experiences in Hawaiian and Nepali!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Recognizing the Teachers Who Have Changed Our Lives

During Teacher Appreciation Week—and everyday!—we celebrate and honor the outstanding language educators who have inspired and motivated us. Please join us in sharing about your favorite language educator.

    • Social Media Activities

Stephanie: Police Officer Leading with English and Farsi

As a Second Lieutenant with the Fairfax County Police Department, Stephanie relies on language and cultural skills to supervise the Language Skills Support Unit and the Office of Data Analytics & Strategic Initiatives. The Department currently offers language proficiency stipends to speakers of 24 world languages.

    • Professional Profiles

Celebrating the 2024 Regional Language Teachers of the Year

Announced this spring at the five regional conferences across the country, Amanda Beck, Carlos Salinas, Kei Tsukamaki, Bertha Delgadillo, and Sara Lee have been named Regional Teachers of the Year for CSC, NECTFL, PNCFL, SCOLT, and SWCOLT.

    • Press Releases

Language Learning Tips from a Student of Korean

Stony Brook University psychology major and LCF Student Ambassador Evangeline shares her best language learning strategies for fellow students.

    • Student Voices